16 Best Compact SUVs for Families in 2020

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Our Full List of the Best Family-Friendly Compact SUVs in 2020

Compact SUVs can do just about everything a family needs. They fit easily into garages and parking spaces, they have seating for the whole family, and they can carry everybody’s stuff. The best of them are also safe, reliable, fuel efficient, and hopefully comfortable. As long as we’re making a wish list, throw in an infotainment system anyone can use and enough USB ports to charge everybody’s phones. It’s a tall order, but one that can be filled.

This competitive category continues to grow, and the compact SUVs on this list continue to improve and add features, including driver-assistance aids that help your family stay safe on the road. 

We take into account safety and reliability ratings, passenger and cargo volume, family-friendly features, and reviews from professional automotive experts to find the Best Compact SUV for Families each year. In addition to the overall winner, we also name two finalists. 

Our scores are constantly updated as new information becomes available, so the scores and rankings here might not match what you find in the full reviews.

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